Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A Whole Lot of Grace!

 They say that when God closes one door, He opens another.  This week, He kicked down a door in my life!

As you may know, I recently started teaching kids' sewing classes at Urban Spools in Dallas, TX. I have loved passing on a love of sewing to the next generation! However, Urban Spools is undergoing a major change and that means that my kids' sewing classes are being put on hold for the rest of 2024. They will continue operating out of a temporary location, so the majority of their business will carry on, just in a warehouse they have. Most of the classes will continue to be held at the new location.  Unfortunately the temporary location is not a place that is suitable for kids to attend classes.  I'm looking forward to bigger and better things in 2025 when Urban Spools moves into a larger location in East Dallas, mostly because I'll be back to teaching then!

Now, God has closed that door in my life for the time being, but yesterday, he started opening other doors. As you well know, I am a huge Tula Pink fan.  The majority of my tumblers feature Tula Pink fabrics.  I love how bright and colorful all of her fabrics are!  They speak to my inner 80s child.  I'm sure you've seen the Roar tumblers I've been sharing, which are looking amazing!  

Yesterday, Tula Pink shared one of my Roar tumblers and tagged my page!!! 

She shared this on both Instagram and Facebook, and it led to multiple new fans!!!  Some of those new fans have turned into custom orders!  I have spent today adding new listings to my Etsy shop and getting to work on my new orders.  

Also, I was asked by a quilt shop that I frequent to please put together a wholesale pricing quote, as they are interested in carrying my tumblers in their shop!  Hopefully I'll have some big news on that front in the coming months!  

God is good, y'all!  And I couldn't do any of this without His grace!

Stay Creative, my friends!


Monday, April 22, 2024

Roar! and Other Happenings

 It's been a fun weekend, playing with the new ROAR fabrics from Tula Pink!  My next show currently isn't until August, so I'm spending the next few months building inventory and working on the Etsy shop.  And quilting.  Can't forget quilting!

Currently, I have 4 different styles of ROAR tumblers available, my favorite being the 40oz Traveler w/handle.  I also made a couple 20oz skinnies, wine glasses, and a new style of cup, 12oz Duo Kids Tumblers!  The kids tumblers will come with two lid options, one regular slide closure lid AND a sippy cup-style lid with handles, for littles who are learning to use a cup!  The dinosaurs are perfect for the kids cups!  

I've been playing around in the sewing room with some quilts, a few I can't share yet, and a few I might be listing for sale soon.  I picked up a couple more TenSisters grids to continue my progress on the Galaga quilt, hopefully I'll have a post up next week with the second panel!  

I recently took over organizing the Block of the Month for one of my quilt guilds and have been playing around with ideas for how I want to run it.  I saw an idea that I fell in love with from another guild where they use their BOM to create charity quilts, so I'll be running with that idea and I'm looking forward to making charity quilts each month that have been made by multiple members of our guild!  I've already picked our first block and made two blocks for the May meeting!  One block will go towards the charity quilt and one will be put in the BOM Raffle.  

The pattern is called Grandma's Puzzle and I found it in some old quilt supplies a friend gave me last year when his mother was cleaning her sewing room out.  I was able to use up some Kaffe scraps I had, paired with half of a fat quarter of Tula Pink Fairy Flake in white.  

That's all for my Monday Musings this week!  

Stay creative, y'all!


Sunday, April 7, 2024

April Updates

 It's been a relatively quiet week around here, sewing-wise.  I have been working on tumblers for upcoming shows and have been busy making some really awesome iron-on patches and dice pouches to add to the shop!  

So, what shows are coming up?  First, in just under one week, I'll be set up at a pop-up show in Rowlett at the bowling alley.  I signed up on a whim, but I'm looking forward to it.  I'll have my fabric wrapped tumblers, some stainless steel shot glasses, plus some small items that I've sewn, like jewelry/dice pouches, purses, wallets, and other goodies!  

Now for the big news! I will be at TWO quilt shows in the fall!!!  I'm really excited to showcase my fabric wrapped tumblers in a place where they're sure to be a hit, among quilters!  I'll be at the Plano Quilt Show in August and the Canton Quilt Show in October.  I'm looking forward to both events and am staying busy getting tumblers prepped!  I'll have quite a few Tula Pink tumblers, as well as Kaffe, Ruby Star Society, Tim Holtz and more!  

I do have a few quilt projects in the works right now.  First is the on-going Galaga Quilt, which I'll be turning into a whole series on the blog.  I picked up the grid panels for my next two blocks and will be starting on those in the next week.  I also have a couple Judy Niemeyer projects in the works, one is a partially completed Cactus Flower Tablerunner kit that I picked up at a local quilt shop in South Texas, I'll be starting Rainbow Crystals soon, and I got the pattern for Haystack Cookies to play with.

One thing I'd like to do is start making some quilts to sell at some of the events I have coming up.  I might start with some small throw quilts and baby quilts, just to see how they do.  I may even do some simple JN throw quilts to sell, like the Haystack Cookies!  

That's all the updates for today, I'll be sure to post more updates this week on IG and FB, so make sure you're following me!  And I hope to see y'all out at the pop-up market next weekend!

Stay Crafty, y'all!


A Whole Lot of Grace!

 They say that when God closes one door, He opens another.  This week, He kicked down a door in my life! As you may know, I recently started...